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TechnoServe and Alteia partner to deploy AI solutions for climate-smart cashew programme in Benin
20-01-2021 | 07:45:08
TechnoServe and technology platform Alteia have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement that aims to improve cashew farming practices through the use of aerial drone imagery and artificial intelligence.
Global Environment Facility approves $78.5m to support FAO-led projects
15-12-2020 | 13:55:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling to $78.5 million.
Ericsson sees strong momentum in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-11-2020 | 07:50:18
A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks.
GE secures $47 million contract for installation of four power substations in Benin
08-10-2020 | 09:30:49
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract of US$47 million for a substation project in Benin.
Bollore Transport & Logistics appoints Pierre Ngon as MD of Benin and Niger
15-09-2020 | 07:25:57
Pierre Ngon has assumed the charge as managing director of the Benin/Niger cluster of Bollore Transport & Logistics. He succeeds Jerome Binois.
Andersen Global expands into Benin
31-07-2020 | 13:30:00
Andersen Global has announced its entrance into Cotonou, Benin with the addition of collaborating firm Fiduciaire Conseil and Assistance (FCA), a full-service tax and legal firm founded 20 years ago.
MTN Group announces new CEOs for Cameroon and Benin
03-07-2020 | 06:30:00
MTN Group has announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin.
World Bank approves $273 million for West Africa to facilitate access to services for people
29-04-2020 | 06:51:00
The World Bank approved $273 million for Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger to facilitate access to services for millions of people through the West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program.
MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin
26-03-2020 | 09:28:00
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.
Benin unveils online platform for business registration
25-03-2020 | 12:13:00
Benin this month took its business registration processes 100 per cent digital, setting up an efficient, new online single window that houses all regulatory processes needed to open a business in record time.
African Development Bank presents results of business environment study in Benin
17-03-2020 | 07:05:00
The African Development Bank presented the results of a study on the business environment in Benin.
EBID signs $21 million loan agreement for solar energy electrification in Benin
10-03-2020 | 13:44:00
EBID signed a US$21.1m loan agreement in Cotonou, with the Government of the Republic of Benin, to participate in financing the electrification of 750 rural community infrastructures in the country, using solar photovoltaic systems.
[Benin] Sensory profiles help cassava breeders develop desirable new varieties
15-01-2020 | 11:37:43
Detailed and descriptive profiles of different kinds of gari in Benin have been established through work under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas
Technoserve partners with US Department of Agriculture to increase yields, boost revenues of 48,000 cashew farmers in Benin
07-01-2020 | 12:04:29
The BeninCajù program, a partnership between TechnoServe and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working with 48,000 smallholder cashew farmers to increase yields, boost revenue, and encourage domestic processing.
Africa Climate Change Fund grants nearly $1 million to support access to climate finance in Benin and Lesotho
03-12-2019 | 09:33:00
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved a project proposal for a total of $997, 524 to support Benin and Lesotho to access international climate finance.
Urgent regional cooperation needed to tackle rising piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea
13-11-2019 | 12:33:00
Following the attack of two vessels in the Gulf of Guinea last week, the International Transport Worker’ Federation called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the region.
[Column] Geoffrey White: Warehouse: A foundation for economic growth
08-11-2019 | 13:24:00
Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana are collectively a close knit, English speaking, trade block with a population that exceeds 250 million people, 40% of which are below 30 years old.
OPEC Fund signs US$85m loan agreements for 4 African countries
24-10-2019 | 06:55:00
The OPEC Fund Director-General Dr Alkhalifa signed a public sector loan agreements totaling US$85m with beneficiary countries Benin, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
[Benin] African ICT Foundation empowers Cotonou SMEs with digital marketing skills
06-09-2019 | 08:36:57
The African ICT Foundation in one of the series of its digital marketing programme, held a maiden edition of its e-Reputation and Social Media workshop for young entrepreneurs from the Republic of Benin in Cotonou.
The African ICT Foundation opens drones academy in Benin
29-08-2019 | 06:47:00
The African ICT Foundation and its partners CTA and Global Partners have launched a drones academy in the Republic of Benin.
[Africa Tech Week] Facebook is targeting African fake news in local languages
15-08-2019 | 13:13:34
Facebook's third-party fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review.
TechnoServe and Wehubit launch drone project to bolster Benin’s cashew industry
15-08-2019 | 06:30:00
TechnoServe and Wehubit have launched an initiative that will use drones to improve the productivity and environmental sustainability of the country’s important cashew sector.
[Column] Mickael Vogel: Why Benin is the capital of the West Africa gas and power
07-08-2019 | 09:08:23
With a population of less than 12 million and a GDP of $10.35bn in 2018, Benin is often overshadowed by its massive neighbour, Nigeria.
African Trade Insurance Agency launches regional West Africa's office in Cotonou
26-07-2019 | 11:02:00
Dignitaries from the Ministries of Finance along with the Head of the country’s Banking Association have officially launched the African Trade Insurance Agency’s (ATI) West Africa regional office.
Gozem launches mobile-enabled auto-rickshaw service in Lomé and Cotonou
17-07-2019 | 09:17:16
Users of the Gozem app can now order auto-rickshaws from their smartphones in Lomé in Togo and Cotonou in Benin.
Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Gozem launches in Benin,
10-07-2019 | 09:30:44
Motorcycle taxi-hailing firm Gozem has launched its operations in Cotonou, Benin. The firm which is currently on pan-African expansion move also plans to expand to additional African markets.
MainOne invests in University of Benin’s ICT Program
03-07-2019 | 14:00:00
MainOne, West Africa’s connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has assured the University of Benin of its support towards continued ICT development at the University.
Mohammed Ahmed appointed Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria
24-05-2019 | 11:35:36
Mohammed Ahmed has been appointed as the new Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria.
Dr. Kossi Amessinou appointed African ICT Foundation Regional Director for Benin
16-04-2019 | 05:52:00
The African ICT Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Kossi Amessinou as the Regional Director for the West Africa to pilot the affairs of the Foundation in the French speaking region of West Africa.
GE signs agreements to boost energy access in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire
08-04-2019 | 06:26:46
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.
Benin government, SES roll out digital terrestrial TV
14-03-2019 | 06:30:16
Television Viewers in the Republic of Benin are now receiving 15 new Free-to-Air (FTA) channels from satellite, thanks to a new agreement the Government of the Republic of Benin has signed with SES.
Nigerian tomato growers charge Federal Government on processing plant
08-01-2019 | 14:21:00
The Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish cottage processing plants in tomato producing areas.
RLSF signs deal with five African countries to de-risk renewable energy projects
28-11-2018 | 11:48:10
Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries.
IMF completes program review mission to Benin
30-10-2018 | 13:44:00
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its October visit in Cotonou, Benin. The visit was to hold discussions on the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Republic of Benin.
OFID signs loan agreements of $80 million with Benin, Niger and China
23-10-2018 | 13:05:00
OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed public sector loan agreements totaling more than $80 million. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and ministers from the beneficiary countries.
[Benin] World Bank provides $40 Million to expand social safety nets
09-07-2018 | 09:00:00
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of $40 million to support the government of Benin in its efforts to increase poor communities’ access to basic social services and social safety nets.
Launch of Coris Bank deepens Islamic banking in Africa
20-06-2018 | 13:26:47
Islamic banking is gaining a strong footing in African region with the launching Islamic banking windows of Coris Bank International in Mali, Senegal, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire.
MTN leverages employee volunteerism programme to empower youth
01-06-2018 | 14:55:00
Thousands of MTN employees in 21 markets across Africa and the Middle East have launched the company’s annual employee volunteerism programme,
Atlantic AI Labs opens artificial intelligence research center in Benin
01-05-2018 | 07:45:00
Headquartered in Cotonou, Benin, Atlantic AI Labs™ has dedicated its operations to unleash the potential of AI for sustainable development in Africa
Belgium opens embassies in Benin, Guinea, Mali and Niger to foster bilateral cooperation
02-02-2018 | 06:03:00
Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo have announced the opening of 4 new Belgian embassies in Africa.
[Burkina Faso] African Legal Support Facility trains WAEMU members in oil exploration and opportunities
29-01-2018 | 08:14:00
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized two workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on best practices for managing oil and mining exploration and exploitation contracts.
Moov partners with Kirusa to launch InstaVoice channels service in Benin
25-01-2018 | 11:26:00
Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, has announced the launch of its InstaVoice Channels Service in partnership with Moov, a leading telecommunications operator in Benin.
BWSC gets $150.26m contract to build power plant in Benin
04-01-2018 | 11:47:00
The Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, in consortium with MAN Diesel and Turbo, has been awarded a US$150.26mn contract to build a 120MW gas-fired power plant in Benin.
[Benin] Technoserve seeks to create economic opportunities for youth with BeniBiz project
14-12-2017 | 13:15:00
TechnoServe has announced the launch of the BeniBiz project, which will harness the power of entrepreneurship to improve the availability of nutritious food and create economic opportunities for young people in Benin.
Benin becomes the 17th member of the Africa Finance Corporation
13-11-2017 | 06:09:18
The Republic of Benin (Benin) has become the 17th Member State of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's premier infrastructure development finance institution.
University of Abomey-Calavi becomes first Francophone West African University to join Mastercard Foundation scholars program
09-11-2017 | 08:25:00
The University of Abomey-Calavi's commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo - World Bank report
27-10-2017 | 08:02:00
A new World Bank Group report titled The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo explains the failure of the sub-region’s strong economic growth (above 5 percent, annually) to translate into benefits for the population.
Wafacash and WorldRemit expand partnership to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa
28-09-2017 | 11:19:43
Morocco-based financial services company Wafacash is scaling up operations with leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa.
MTN Benin and Youtap launch MoMoPay tap and pay solution for mobile money customers
20-06-2017 | 13:34:02
Mobile network operator MTN Benin and Youtap have launched MoMoPay, a contactless mobile payment service for MTN Benin Mobile Money users.
Kenya seeks to grow exports to Benin
10-05-2017 | 11:45:49
Kenya has set its eyes on Benin in its latest quest to expand the export market for its products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce.
Transnet to expand foothold to eight African countries
09-05-2017 | 14:37:08
Africa’s leading freight logistics chain Transnet has been on an expansion binge and is expected to set up shop in eight more African countries including Kenya, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo and Benin.
African Development Bank to open a National Office in the Republic of Benin
20-04-2017 | 07:36:29
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Director-General for the West African Region, Janvier Litse visited the Republic of Benin from 10 to 12 April 2017 as part of a dialogue mission with the country's authorities.
Benin’s economic and financial reform program receives $151 million boost from IMF
10-04-2017 | 05:41:23
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Benin for an amount of $ 151.03 million, or 90 percent of Benin’s quota to support the country’s economic and financial reform program.
Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa, to visit Benin
06-04-2017 | 09:45:00
The World Bank’s Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, will visit Benin from April 6 to 8, 2017. This will be Mr. Diop’s first visit to Benin since his appointment.
African Development Bank to open field offices in Benin, Guinea and Niger
27-02-2017 | 09:02:00
Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order to strengthen its operational presence.
MicroSave and The MasterCard Foundation collaborate to Advance Digital Finance Services in Francophone Africa
02-02-2017 | 12:11:00
MicroSave, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched a new program to develop tailored training courses in digital financial services (DFS) in francophone markets of Africa.